Vetiver Essential Oil
This heavy, musky fragrance smells very similar to patchouli, but with a light citrus scent. You can use vetiver to relieve stress, or to help cope with a traumatic event.
The roots of this Earth plant are ground and added to incense mixtures to give them an earthy, sensual scent. Vetiver is uplifting and helps maintain emotional calm, especially when flashbacks are experienced (its essential oil is called the Oil of Tranquility). This magic herb is sometimes helpful in processing grief and promotes restful sleep and calm dreams. It is said to help in overcoming negative or fallow times as well. This protective herb is sometimes used magically to promote love, especially between gay people (shows some Mercury here). In accordance with Mercury/Hermes being the patron of merchants and thieves, vetiver is added to charms to attract money and repel thieves (some businesspeople keep a bit in the cash register).
The fibers of this relative of lemongrass are often woven into sleeping mats that release their cooling scent when slept on. Rats and bugs hate the smell, so it makes a great sachet, keeping away moths and adding a scent to clothes that is pleasing to humans. In soapmaking, it works as a fixative and is a nice alternative to orris root. Add it to fix Earth-centered pot that include mosses, lichens, and nuts, or combine 1:1 with white sandalwood to make a vetiver incense. Sometimes associated with Capricorn, vetiver is also known as vertivert and khus khus.
Medicinal: People take vetiver for nerve and circulation problems. Some women take it to start their periods or to cause an abortion. Vetiver is sometimes applied directly to the skin for relieving stress, as well as emotional traumas and shock; treating lice; and repelling insects. Vetiver is sometimes inhaled as “aromatherapy” for nervousness, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and joint and muscle pain (rheumatism). Vetiver is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts and POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth as a medicine. But the possible side effects are not known. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is LIKELY UNSAFE to take vetiver if you are pregnant. It might cause a miscarriage. It's also best to avoid vetiver if you are breast-feeding. The effects on a nursing infant are unknown. The appropriate dose of vetiver depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for vetiver. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using. - WebMd
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Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals and energy healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.
Each person's results will vary.
All herbs and oils are intended for magical use only. They are not intended for internal use.